Top cop touts good news: Every major category of crime down this year
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter October 30, 2013 7:32PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy | Sun-Times files
Updated: December 2, 2013 12:19PM
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he will focus on the city’s continuing drop in overall crime when he addresses a City Council budget hearing Thursday.
Even though Chicago has seen crime fall over the decades, New York and Los Angeles have seen even bigger decreases.
And this year, New York and Los Angeles have recorded far fewer killings than Chicago, even though those cities are much bigger. Los Angeles also recorded fewer robberies and burglaries than Chicago, but New York’s totals are larger for those crimes.